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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON SUSTAINABILITY IN SUPPLY CHAINS


BARCELONA, SPAIN, SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 4, 2024
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EDEN IN OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

The programme in Operations & Production Management will include seminars on the following topics :

  • Research Methodology in Operations Management
  • Technology Management
  • Project Management

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

 

Andrew Crane
University of Bath,
UK
Annachiara Longoni
Esade Business School,
Spain 
Davide Luzzini
EADA Business School,
Spain (Progr. Coordinator)
Mark Pagell
University College Dublin,
Ireland
Veronica Villena
Arizona State University,
USA
Miriam Wilhelm
WU Vienna,
Austria
 

SEMINAR BACKGROUND

The time at disposal to face the climate emergency with its related ecological and social challenges is shrinking at rapid pace. Ecological economists are questioning the viability of the so-called “green growth” paradigm (i.e. pursuing economic growth while decarbonizing our economies), which has been the mainstream predicament since long.

At the same time, the multi-tier and global nature of modern supply chains has emerged as a critical aspect to deploy truly sustainable practices. New legislations are being approved about transparency and accountability of companies’ supply chains. Yet, even large firms are struggling to make their own supply chain more transparent and sustainable. There is no better time to tackle the challenge of understanding how supply chains should be designed and managed to prioritize people and ecosystems wellbeing, without neglecting the necessary financial viability of businesses.

Sustainability in supply chains has been at the center of the academic debate for many years, but research is far from being conclusive. This is a stimulating time for early career scholars to explore new circular and regenerative paradigms and to set the compass of future research and practice. With this seminar, we plan to equip participants with the key concepts, theories, and methods available to investigate sustainability in supply chains, with the ultimate objective to make an impact as scholars.

OBJECTIVES & LEARNING GOALS

The doctoral seminar is crafted to cater to PhD students specializing in a variety of fields, including - among others - supply chain management, operations management, performance management, ethics, and strategy with a pivotal focus on sustainability. The intensive five-day course aims to immerse participants in essential aspects of sustainable supply chain management, fostering a deep understanding of strategies and practices for a variety of stakeholders, such as businesses, social enterprises and public administration. 

The inaugural day is dedicated to set the stage for the discussion, introducing the basic concepts and challenges arising when multiple stakeholders engage into supply chain management with the objective to preserve and augment people well-being and planetary resources.

By the end of the course, PhD candidates will have acquired knowledge about the state-or-the-art literature on sustainability in supply chains, along with key theories and methods. They will also have the chance to network with prominent scholars in the field who have dedicated their career to these topics. In this way, the ultimate objective is to leave participants equipped with a thoughtful amalgamation of theoretical insights and practical wisdom that can help them conduct robust and impactful research.

DEADLINES

Application deadline: July 22, 2024 

Notification: to be announced

TARGET AUDIENCE

As the seminar is providing an overview of the state-of-the-art of sustainability research in the supply chain context, it is suitable for doctoral students, but it can also be of interest for early career scholars who are interested in learning the fundamentals of this increasingly relevant area.

PROGRAMME

Seminar structure and draft outline
 
The seminar is organized in an intensive one-week format and it consists of interactive lectures, group work, presentations and seminar discussions.
Participants are assigned pre-readings and preparatory tasks prior to the seminar aiming at enhancing discussions and learning during the sessions.
 
The seminar is designed to facilitate an interactive, enjoyable learning experience. Students are expected to participate actively and continually ask questions and reflect critically on both their individual PhD projects as well as the topics under discussion. Moreover, PhD students will also present their research and receive feedback from faculty and other participants.
 
The seminar is meant to cover the following topics (some small adaptations might be made in the final planning):
 
State of the art of sustainable supply chain management 
Social impact supply chain management and systemic change
Post-growth implications for supply chain management
Transparency in supply chains
Multi-tier sustainable supply chain management
Circular and regenerative supply chains
Modern slavery, decent work and human rights in supply chains

EVALUATION & ECTS

Full attendance, active participation and research presentation are required to obtain the certificate.
4 ECTS will be assigned upon completion of the seminar.

REGISTRATION FEES

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1250 €. This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, coffee breaks, lunches and one group dinner.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
EIASM provides 3 scholarships per EIASM Academic Council Member for this seminar (50% off the registration fee). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

Important: please double check the validity of your university’s membership. It may run until a specific month of a given year and thus only make you eligible for a discount until the end of that month. For the complete list of members click here

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations made before September 16th, 2024 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should apply online (and add the required documents, in English) no later than 22 July 2024. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the seminar’s faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.

PROCESS

1 – Apply for the seminar by submitting all necessary documents online by the announced deadline. All documents need to be in English. 
2 – EIASM will notify you of the selection results. If you are accepted to participate, the Institute will inform you at this point if you are eligible for a scholarship and will confirm the amount of the scholarship. 
3 – EIASM will ask you to confirm your participation and once this confirmation is received, you will be invoiced for your attendance. 

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the EADA Business School
Carrer d'Aragó 204,
Barcelona, 08011, Spain.

The programme will start on September 30, 2024 and is scheduled to end October 4, 2024

APPLY via the registration link below 

REGISTER ONLINE

For more information, please contact:
The EDEN Team
EIASM - Rue FOSSÉ AUX LOUPS - 38 - BOX 3 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69
Email: eden@eiasm.be